Bothrops erythromelas 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Viperidae

Scientific Name: Bothrops erythromelas Amaral, 1923
Common Name(s):
English Caatinga Lancehead
Bothropoides erythromelas (Amaral, 1923)
Taxonomic Source(s): Carrasco, P.A., Mattoni, C.I., Leynaud, G.C. and Scrocchi, G.J. 2012. Morphology, phylogeny and taxonomy of South American bothropoid pitvipers (Serpentes, Viperidae). Zoologica Scripta 41: 1-15.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor(s): Martins, M.
Reviewer(s): Böhm, M., Collen, B. & Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team)
Contributor(s): De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.
Bothrops erythromelas has been assessed as Least Concern owing to its wide distribution within Brazil, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and presumed large population. Local threats due to habitat change may occur throughout its distribution. However, it is unlikely to be undergoing significant population declines.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is distributed throughout the north-east of Brazil, in the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, extreme eastern Maranhao, Minas Gerais, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, and Sergipe.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Sergipe)
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2000
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in xeric and semi-arid thorn forest, dry tropical deciduous forest and open rocky areas. This species is often found in elevated, sandy and rocky zones and also along river margins.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unlikely that any major threat is impacting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place, or needed for this species.

Citation: Martins, M. 2010. Bothrops erythromelas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T178643A7587055. . Downloaded on 24 March 2018.
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